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Wednesday’s Child: Jerushah


I saw this tombstone at Gwennap churchyard when we were there the other day and thought it was such a nice monument for the young person at rest there.

Original photograph taken by me at Gwennap, Cornwall in April 2011 - copyright 2011


This is the Inscription:



the Memory of


daughter of

William & Elizth. Phillips,

of Trevarth in this Parish,

who departed this life April 9th


Aged 15 Years


Weep not for me my Parents dear

I am not dead but sleeping here,

I was not yours but Christ’s alone,

He lov’d me best and took me home


Also of the above


who died Aug 28th 1891

Aged 81 years

Sleeping in Jesus


We stood for a while looking at this tombstone, just drawn to it and we felt quite moved by the words that were inscribed on it.  We hope they helped William and Elizabeth with the loss of their young daughter.  Isn’t Jerushah an unusual and lovely name?


  1. May 12, 2011 at 12:34 am

    My daughter and I have been wondering through a cemetery near our home. We found a child’s grave and have been trying to uncover the mystery. This is fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

    • May 15, 2011 at 10:08 pm

      Hallo Nikki, Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment. I thought the grave for Jerushah was interesting, mainly because of the verse but also because I think her name is very unusual. I’m pretty sure it isn’t a Cornish name even though the grave is in Cornwall, UK.

      Kind regards,

      Christine (rootsresearcherrabbit)

  2. August 1, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Children’s stones are so often overlooked. I’m so happy you shared this one! What a name though!

    • December 22, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      Hallo bevson,

      Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your comment. I must apologise for the very long delay in replying to you. Due to family commitments I haven’t had any time to visit this blog or add posts to it.

      I found this particular grave very striking, interesting, sad and beautiful. I think the name of Jerushah is so lovely, such a shame she did not have a long life.

      Thanks again for your visit.

      Kind regards,

      Christine (rootsresearcherrabbit)

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